It’s easy to identify history’s evil geniuses—the Hitlers and Stalins—but who are the moral geniuses among us?
And what does it take to be one? How can science and religion help us do great work in the world—and stop us from using our singular human intelligence for ill? Get to the very heart of right and wrong when Professor Michael Shermer, editor of Skeptic magazine and author of The Moral Arc: How Science and Reason Lead Humanity to Truth, Justice and Freedom, joins in conversation with Rabbi Geoffrey A. Mitelman, founding director of Sinai and Synapses as part of the 92nd St. Y’s “7 Days of Genius” Festival.
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Dr. Michael Shermer is the Publisher of Skeptic magazine, a monthly columnist for Scientific American, a regular contributor to Time.com and a Presidential Fellow at Chapman University. His latest book is The Moral Arc: How Science and Reason Lead Humanity Toward Truth, Justice, and Freedom.